A French Retro 18 karat gold and platinum bracelet with emeralds and diamonds attributed to Rubel Frères. The bracelet has 64 square-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 8.30 carats, and 32 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.95 carat. The flexible bracelet is designed in a step motif.
|Artist: Rubel Frères (attributed to)|
|Signed: French control marks gold and platinum, and possible maker's mark for Rubel Freres.|
|Dimensions: 7-1/8" length x 1/2" width|
|Item #: BA-16690|
|Price: $42,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished white and yellow gold bangle bracelet with sapphire, ruby and emerald by Bulgari. The open-back flexible bracelet has 1 cabochon sapphire with an approximate total weight of 2.83 carats, 1 cabochon ruby with an approximate total weight of 3.24 carats, and 1 cabochon emerald with an approximate total weight of 1.84 carats. All three stones are bezel-set in the flexible sectioned bangle. As Mascetti and Triossi note in Bulgari, "...cabochons successfully render the volume or "cupola" effect of the jewel, which is further enhanced by their setting. These are never spiky claws but rounded and smooth collets which enhance the overall rounded shapes of the design." Discussed in Bulgari, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Abbeville Press Publishers, 1996, page 165-166.
|Signed: "Bulgari" "750" "Roma" "Bvlgari"|
|Dimensions: Interior circumference: 6-1/2" flexible interior|
|Item #: BA-18235|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A two-tone bracelet in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold with charms by Cartier. The bracelet has five charms, a sapphire and diamond horseshoe, a diamond accented wrench, a pair of fully-articulated scissors, a house with emerald and sapphire accents and an affixed carved ruby tree, and a sapphire and emerald charm in a decorative motif. Collectively, the piece contains blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of .40 carat, emeralds with a total weight of .10 carat, a ruby with an approximate total weight of .6 carat and diamonds with a total weight of 0.75 carat.
|Dimensions: 7'' length|
|Item #: BA-18704|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Victorian 18 karat gold and blue enamel snake bracelet with diamonds and pearls. The old mine-cut diamonds have an approximate total weight of .40 carat. After Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake band with an emerald head as a wedding present in 1839, snakes, particularly in a fully realized or continuous band form, came to be a symbol for eternal love and devotion during Victorian times. This particularly beautiful bracelet is given added significance with the use of the specific deep, rich tone of blue chosen for the enamel. From antiquity through the high Renaissance, this color of pigmentation was extremely expensive, as it was made from the crushed hard stone lapis lazuli. It was reserved for depiction of the Virgin Mary, the most important female figure in the lexicon of Western symbology at this time. Therefore, this beautiful work can be seen as a symbol of chaste, immortal love. Besides its symbolic value, this bracelet is also beautifully executed, with exquisite diamond-inlaid gold detail accenting the joints that allow it to be comfortably worn, and a large half-pearl crowning the serpent's head.
|Dimensions: 6" internal circumference|
|Item #: BA-19378|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Victorian 18 karat gold hinged snake bangle with diamond, sapphire and ruby. The head is a cabochon blue sapphire that has the approximate weight of .15 carat surrounded by .12 carat of rose-cut diamonds with 2 cabochon ruby eyes that have the approximate total weight of .04 carat. After Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a snake band with an emerald head as a wedding present in 1839, snakes, particularly in a fully realized or continuous band form, came to be a symbol for eternal love and devotion to the Victorians. This bracelet, which could alternatively be worn as an arm band, depending on the preference and comfort of the wearer, is a particularly charming example of Victorian snake jewelry. Unusually, the serpent's tail fully encircles the bangle several times as the two ends of the bangle meet, adding fantastically to its visual width. The diamond-haloed sapphire crowning the piece adds a beautiful bit of color and brilliance, as do the ruby eyes.
|Dimensions: 7-1/2" internal circumference|
|Item #: BA-19385|
|Price: $6,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|